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Lt General (Retd) Rajesh Pant

Chairman, India Future Foundation

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Lt General (Dr) Rajesh Pant is an internationally recognised cybersecurity mentor, who has till recently tenanted the prestigious appointment of National Cyber Security Coordinator in the National Security Council Secretariat of India. In this capacity he was responsible for coordinating all activities across multiple sectors to ensure a secure and resilient cyberspace within the nation. Under his stewardship the nation has risen from 47th to 10th position in the Global Cybersecurity Index of the United Nations.

He holds a PhD degree for his research in the field of Information Security metrics. He is also MTech from IIT Kharagpur, MPhil from Madras University and Master of Management Studies from Osmania University, Hyderabad. In December 2023 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Kharagpur and in Feb 2024 the Lifetime Achievement Award from FSAI.

He was the head of the Army’s Cyber Training establishment for three years and served in the Army Signals Corps for 41 years wherein he was awarded three times by the President of India for distinguished service of the highest order.

He has represented India at the World Economic Forums Annual Meeting on Cybersecurity, Global Cybersecurity Forum at Riyadh, Bilateral Dialogues with USA and Russia, Quad, Prague 5G Security Conclave, Israel and Singapore Cyber Weeks and has led the Resilience vertical of Global Counter Ransomware initiative.

With a never-say-die attitude he is presently the Chairman of Cyber Security Association of India, Chairman of India Future Foundation, Chairman Precision Electronics Ltd and Global Advisor of CyberPeace Organisation, besides other advisory roles.

General Pant brings to the table an interesting mix at the intersection of National Security, Information Operations and Global Cyberspace governance.